Past eventC Douglas Dillon Lecture

The Descent of Finance: Geopolitical Implications of the Crisis

3 June 2009 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; author, The Ascent of Money
Chair: Dr John Llewellyn, Council, Chatham House



The scale of the global financial crisis has taken most economists and policy-makers by surprise. Historian Niall Ferguson foresaw it, warning throughout 2006 of the dangers of a liquidity crisis for highly leveraged institutions and households. He will discuss the geopolitical consequences that are likely to result from the descent of western finance.

This meeting will be followed by an open reception.